Saturday, October 2, 2010

Naturopathy's "Objective Observation" of 'Subjective Figmentations' - A Google.com Search Round-Up

here, I use the Google.com web search engine and the parameters >"objective observation" naturopathic< and list all the first-page results [as of 2010-10-01; see 002., below]; then I muse on their false-labeling / knowledge-type muddle [see 002., below]:

001. results:

001.a. the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine web page "What Is a Naturopathic Physician?" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"the principles of naturopathic medicine are based upon objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually re-examined in the light of scientific advances."

Note: so, the overall promise is that naturopathy's tenets are 'scientifically in-fact.'  You will see this promise made from naturopathy's highest echelon national consortia all the way down to the individual NMD practitioner.

001.b. the practice page of Dye, J. (NMD Bastyr), Groves, A. (NMD SCNM), and Terlisner, A. (NMD Bastyr) titled "What is Naturopathy?" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"the practice of naturopathy emerges from six underlying principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis."

001.c. a Skeptic North comment of mine along the same lines as this current post.

001.d. the grand illusion, the Oregon.gov web page "About Naturopathy" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis. It is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches."

001.e. the National College of Natural Medicine page "Principles of Healing" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease and are examined continually in light of scientific analysis."

001.f. the practice page of Smith, G. (NMD SCNM) titled "Doctor as Teacher: Naturopathic Medicine of Southern Arizona" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles."

001.g. the practice page of Stephens, J. (NMD SCNM) titled "Naturopathic Philosophy" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"the principles of naturopathic medicine are based upon objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually re-examined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles."

001.h. the practice page of Steriti, R. (ND SCNM) titled "The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Definition of Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles."

001.i. the web page of Providence Health and Services and Aschtgen, C.D. (ND Bastyr) titled "Naturopathic Oncology" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"the principles of naturopathic medicine are based on objective observation of the nature of health and disease."

001.j. the practice page of Bubis, E. (ND NCNM) titled "Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis. It is these principles that distinguish the profession from other medical approaches."

001.k. the practice page of Cox, S.E. (ND NCNM) titled "Naturopathy" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six underlying principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in light of scientific analysis. The following tenants [sp., 'tenets'], reaching far back to the time of Hippocrates, distinguish the profession from other medical approaches."

001.L. the practice page of Keaton, D. (NMD NCNM) titled "Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles."

001.m. the practice page of Awad, R. (ND Bastyr) titled "AANP Definition of Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles."

001.n. the practice page of von der Heydt, L. (ND NCNM) titled "About Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"the practice of naturopathic medicine emerges from six principles of healing. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease and are examined continually in light of scientific analysis. These principles stand as the distinguishing marks of the profession."

001.o. the practice page of Engard, K. (NMD NCNM) titled "What is Naturopathic Medicine?" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles."

001.p. Chaitow's naturopathic textbook, via books.google.com, titled "Naturopathic Physicial Medicine: Theory and Practice for Manual Therapists and Naturopaths" (2008, ISBN 0443103909) which states:

"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles that underlie and determine its practice.  The principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease and are continually re-examined in the light of scientific advances.  Methods used are consistent with these principles [p.002]."

001.q. the practice page of Patterson, J. (ND UBCNM) titled "About Jaquel Patterson" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles which underlie and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles."

001.r. the practice page of Holk, L.E. (ND NCNM) and White, D.J. (ND NCNM) titled "What Is Naturopathic Medicine?" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles that underline and determine its practice. These principles are based upon the objective observation of the nature of health and disease, and are continually reexamined in the light of scientific advances. Methods used are consistent with these principles."

001.s. the practice page of Sakonyi, J. (ND Bastyr) titled "The Principles of Naturopathic Medicine" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"the principles of naturopathic medicine are part of what distinguishes the naturopathic approach to health care from the conventional approach and are based on objective observation of the nature of health and disease.  The following principles are the foundation of naturopathic medical practice."

001.t. the practice page of Rios-Young, M. (ND Bastyr) titled "Naturopathic Principles" [vsc 2010-10-01] which states:

"naturopathic medicine is distinguished by the principles that underlie and determine it’s [sp., its] practice. These principles are based on the objective observation of the nature of health and disease."

002. the false label of "objective observation" placed upon 'subjective figmentations':

well, for starters, a defining principle of naturopathy is that the body is run by an immaterial 'vital force' which I'll condense as a 'purposeful life spirit.'  This force doesn't exist.  It is a figmentation.  It is a belief in the sense of a without-evidenced-article-of-faith.  Vitalism has been ejected from science for OH SO MANY YEARS.  It is a subjective figmentation, and not an objectively observed phenomenon. 

This muddle of 'kinds of knowledge' essentially defines naturopathy [epistemic conflation].  Perhaps what also defines naturopathy is a lack of intellectual rigor in terms of being able to make the distinction.

Notice that I've not even touched upon the science-exterior supernaturalism which is also built into the naturopathic belief-amalgam.

Note science, not transparent, not a profession.
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